Zest murder - police trace 700 revellers

POLICE investigating a fatal shooting at a nightclub have managed to trace more than 700 revellers who may be able to help with their inquiries, it emerged yesterday.

POLICE investigating a fatal shooting at a nightclub have managed to trace more than 700 revellers who may be able to help with their inquiries, it emerged yesterday.

Jimoh Plunkett, 24, from south London, died after he was shot in the chest at Zest in Ipswich last month.

Detective superintendent David Cole, who is leading the inquiry, said officers have now traced 717 people but warned there were still individuals they needed to speak to.

Meanwhile a team of officers was also sent to south London yesterday to speak to clubbers who were inside Zest on the night in question.


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Det supt Cole said: “Most of the 717 people we have details of have been traced through work we did on the night.

“By speaking to those we initially had information from we have found out who they were with and who and what they saw on the night in question.

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“However we know there are still people who were inside Zest that night that haven't come forward and our work continues to identify and speak to everyone who was there.

“We are piecing together the accounts of what happened and, along with CCTV, we are getting an emerging picture of what occurred - and the events that may have led up to the shooting.”

Last week Ipswich Borough Council agreed to close Zest indefinitely because the Princes Street night spot had developed such a reputation for violence that “criminal elements” would continue to be attracted to the premises even if it changed its name.

Mr Plunkett was found on the pavement outside the club in the early hours of December 9 and was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a gunshot wound but died hours later.

A team of 37 officers are currently working on the investigation into the incident, which also saw three other men get shot and another man stabbed.

Police are still keen to speak to people who may be able provide information.

Anyone who thinks they can help should call the incident room on 01473 782000, text 07624 800174, email zestshooting@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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